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Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Biren Kr. Pradhan & Others Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 21/03/2017 regarding obtaining Environmental Clearance (EC) for the widening of National Highway-200 as the work would also involve extraction of minor minerals including soil, land and gravels. NGT impleads SEIAA, Odisha and DEIAA, Deogarh district as according to the court these are the competent authorities to decide on the question as to whether the project would require EC or not.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Green Cover, 21/03/2017. As per the study Urban Greening Guidelines, the per capita availability of green space may decline due to increase in urban population. The city wise details are given in Annexure-I. The Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) implemented by Ministry of Urban Development has also inter-alia objective of increasing the amenity value of cities by developing greenery and well maintained open spaces (e.g. parks). The details of funds earmarked for city parks under AMRUT are at Annexure-II.

Central America is undergoing an important transition. Urban populations are increasing at accelerated speeds, bringing pressing challenges for development, as well as opportunities to boost sustained, inclusive and resilient growth.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Bishnu Pada Pakhira Vs Member Secretary, West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 14/03/2017 regarding housing construction work over waterbodies, Keyadaha village, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal.

NGT said that the question that arises is as to whether the actual construction work of the complex commenced before the law i.e. East Kolkata Wetlands (Conservation & Management) Act, 2006 was enforced.

President John Magufuli who is also the CCM National Chairman briefed the party’s extraordinary congress here on the commencement of the second phase of Dar es Salaam Rapid Transit (DART) project,

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Society for Preservation of Kasauli and its Environs (SPOKE) Vs Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. & Others dated 06/03/2017 regarding protection of Kasauli, Solan District, Himachal Pradesh from the construction activity of Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. from constructing 42 rooms hotel cum national museum and geo-park cum restaurant, conference hall, reception centre and park on the old site of Roscommon Annexe, Khetarpal Marg Kasauli.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Anil V. Tharthare V/s Secretary, Environment Department & Ors dated 06/03/2017 regarding cutting of the trees for a housing society, Gandhi Nagar, Bandra East, Mumbai.It is brought to the court's notice that the Tree Authority has granted permission to cut 39 trees and transplant 126 trees and plant 117 trees in the said property vide permission dated 27th May, 2015.

With tourism growing, the Rakhine State government is planning a new hotel zone near Ngapali Beach for long-term sustainable tourism.

China will be home to three of the world’s 10 priciest infrastructure projects of 2017, with President Xi Jinping’s US$150 billion “One Belt, One Road” signature programme topping the survey by arc

Zimbabwe requires $100 million for emergency road repairs following above normal rains that have severely damaged the urban road network and highways, a government minister said on Wednesday.

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